Table 3 : Floor Area Requirements for Social Welfare Facilities

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Facility

Capacity
(places)

NOFA (m2)
(see note a)

NUFA
(m2)

1. Child Care Centre

 

102

443
(including toilets for children but excluding staff toilets, partitions and circulation area)
(see note b)

532

2. Integrated Children and Youth Services Centre

 

631

-

3. District Elderly Community  Centre

 

424

572

4. Neighbourhood Elderly Centre

 

303

394

5. Day Care Centre for the Elderly
40 267 401
6. Day Care Unit for the Elderly in District Elderly Community Centre

20

80

120

7. Day Care Unit for the Elderly in Residential Care Home for the Elderly
20 70 105
8. Residential Care Home for the Elderly

100

1 096

1 754

9. Integrated Family Service Centre

-

535

-

10. Early Education and Training Centre

60

166

216

90 212 276
11. Special Child Care Centre

60

345

449

12. Day Activity Centre

50

319

415

13. Sheltered Workshop

100

587

763

120

696

905

140

805

1 047

160

910

1 183

14. Hostel for Severely Mentally Handicapped Persons

50

661

925

15. Hostel for Moderately Mentally Handicapped Persons

50

534

748

16. Hostel for Severely Physically Handicapped Persons

50

695

1 043

17. Care and Attention Home for Severely Disabled Persons

50

788

1 182

18. Supported Hostel for Mentally Handicapped Persons

20

243

316

19. Supported Hostel for
Ex-Mentally Ill Persons

20

243

316

20. Supported Hostel for Physically Handicapped Persons

20

265

345

21. Halfway House

40

483

676

22. Long Stay Care Home

200

2 866

N/A


Definitions :

1.

The "Net Operational Floor Area" (NOFA) specified, unless otherwise stated, comprises a summation, round up, of all internal dimensions of rooms/spaces contained within the approved Schedule of Accommodation. This area excludes all structure and partitions, circulation areas, staircases, staircase halls, lift landings, the space occupied by toilet facilities, mechanical and electrical services such as lift and air-conditioning systems.

2.

"Net Usable Floor Area" (NUFA) applicable to Private Developments and Public Housing Estates, comprises the Net Operational Floor Area plus ancillary accommodation including circulation space, toilets, internal partitions, structure etc. for the sole use of the facility. This excludes common areas, lift and staircase enclosures, structural elements and service ducts forming part of, serving or supporting the remainder of the building.


Notes :

(a)

The NUFA indicated may serve as a guide on the area to be allowed when a site or premises is/are reserved for each facility. It is essential that the NOFA i.e. all the areas specified in the Schedules of Accommodation are provided. A deviation of 5% below or above the approved NOFA due to design constraints may be acceptable depending on individual case.

(b)

For the avoidance of doubt, the space requirement of 443m2 is an approved space standard for the Combined Mode of Nursery-cum-Crèches Services providing 32 places for children aged 0 to below 2 and 70 places for children aged 2 to below 6. According to the Child Care Services Ordinance (Cap.243), a child care centre provides both nursery services and crèche services to children under the age of 3 years. Hence, from the operational perspective, the service mode of a child care centre is the same as a nursery-cum-crèche. The actual requirement of a child care centre is to be advised by the Director of Social Welfare on a case-by-case basis.



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